[ntp:questions] Initialize NTP request

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Jul 31 07:41:00 UTC 2007

Dreamchaser <NoSpam at Fake.net> writes:

> I'm sorry if this not the correct newsgroup, but I'm not sure which one it
> would be.
> I am working on an implementation of NTP for an application that I am
> writing. I can't figure out how to get a response from a NTP server on the

As it seems you are trying to query an NTP server from a windows application
while having littele understanding of the internals of NTP. Why not install a
NTP or SNTP client on Windows, and then just read the system time? It sounds


> Internet (time-a.nist.gov). I have read through the RFC on the NTP protocol
> and still can't figure it out. The RFC says to send a request to the server to
> get a response...Ok...What is the request? With a TCP connection just the fact
> of opening the connection is the request But with UDP I realize that I have to
> send something to get a response.
> Can anybody help? Thanks.
> DC

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